hunted down monsters in secret in order not to panic the city. The show aired on the equally shortlived United Paramount Network ( UPN) from 2001 to 2002.
The other show was Night Gallery. I don’t see how you could forget Rod Serling ’s second series, that ran from 1969 to 1973. It featured Serling in an art museum after hours, with unusual paintings and sculptures that had unusual tales behind them. Some of the episodes were adapted from the works of HP Lovecraft, August Derleth and Fritz Lieber.
Willie Holmes, Chicago
We blame those dastardly mind- rubbers for the omission. Seriously, I can’t remember a thing. In fact, what am I even doing here? I’m probably one of the older readers of SFX – I’ll be 50 in 2015, so I can remember the negative reactions to a lot of the reboots of the day. Our parents would wonder why Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers and Batman all needed to restart when they were already “known”.
Today’s outcry is similar but some of the reboots are really rather good. Casino Royale was not, as I recall, a flop, and restarting the franchise worked spectacularly well. Batman Begins was 20 years after my generation’s Batman began, but it’s a great trilogy of movies, although Andrew Garfield’s Spider- Man arrived with almost indecent haste after the Tobey Maguire version. It’s done very nicely, mind.
So here’s a suggestion. We wait until the reboot actually arrives, whether it’s Ghostbusters or anything else. We might actually enjoy it. And kids, try not to be offended when, 20 years from now when I’m almost 70 years old, a new generation decides your favourite movie needs to be made all over again.
Guy Clapperton, London
Stop getting uptight about a movie before you’ve actually seen it? Sounds reasonable, Guy, but what will people talk about on the internet?
You didn’t expect the young Penguin to have clean hair, did you?
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